Connections is a poetry film collaboration between Mark Smith, award winning poet Colm Keegan, Arcade Film and Run of the Mill Arts. Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and Creative Ireland. Connections is the culmination of an opportunity for lead performer Mark Smith to further pursue his emerging practice in performance poetry for film; […]

The Engine Room

The Engine room is a 6 month artist development programme offering 13 participants the opportunity to think, develop and grow their artistic practice via collaboration with some of Ireland’s leading theatre and filmmakers. Consisting of weekly workshops with guest artists at Maynooth University and opportunities to experience and see new work, The Engine Room seeks […]


  Fever will present an opportunity for lead performer Mark Smith to further pursue his emerging practice in performance poetry for film; an artistic journey that began with Culture Night commission ‘Quarantine’ in 2020, to further explore his growing thematic interest in the vulnerabilities of Ireland’s poor during the Great Famine as understood through a […]

Singing For Survival – Draíocht, Blanchardstown   

Singing For Survival In collaboration with Pathways Day Service St. John of God Community Services Liffey Region. Supported by the Arts Council, Kildare County Council. A near future. A wasteland. In the time between Before and After, a group of contestants reside in a place known only as The Centre. When the promise of a […]

Making a Mark

Making a Mark is an award-winning autobiographical theatre production by Shaun Dunne, co-created with Mark Smith and Aisling Byrne.  Mark has competed in the World Games, played King Lear before, packed houses and packed bags for 20 years in Tesco’s… But that’s not even half the story. Part live interview, part self-led confessional, this is […]


Vulnerable A short film piece by Aisling Byrne and Mark Smith edited by Ed Fay, created for the Abbey Theatre’s Dear Ireland. Vulnerable went on to be screened at Culture Ireland’s SEODA Festival in 2021 and was further selected for screening at the prestigious Kerry International Film Festival, 2021. Locations Abbey Theatre Cast Mark Smith   Writer […]

The Community

The Community Continuing our collaboration with Kilian Waters and Daniel Keane of Arcade Film; Run of the Mill’s Artistic Director Aisling Byrne developed and workshopped a screenplay titled ‘The Community’ which is inspired by the stage production ‘Singing for Survival’. With a writers group that included six creatives with intellectual disabilities ‘The Community’ is a […]

The Masterclass Project

THE MASTERCLASS PROJECT In 2019 Run of the Mill held a series of Performance Masterclasses in the Castletown House, Celbridge. For one week fifteen of our regular Run of the Mill ensemble members participated in a different Masterclass every day.  Video of Masterclass Project   The Masterclass Project was supported by Creative Ireland and Kildare County […]

Home Alone

HOME ALONE An original play for anyone that’s ever wanted the place to themselves. In collaboration with Crossroads Day Service, St John of God Community Services and performed at The Celbridge Manor Hotel. Cast Aisling Byrne, Jackie O Hagan, David Kelly, Sean Kelly, Karen Brennan, Simon Darragh, Yvonne Killick, Aine Walsh, Alice Kelly, Ciara Scarlett, […]

Memory Lane

Memory Lane Times are changing and sometimes it’s hard to change with them. Miley wants to stay put, John wants a flat screen tv in his new bedroom and Jacinta just wants this shift to be over. When it comes to packing up, there’s a lot to unpack. But is it time to look forward, […]